Matthew 8:22
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New International Version
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

New Living Translation
But Jesus told him, "Follow me now. Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead."

English Standard Version
And Jesus said to him, “Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.”

Berean Study Bible
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Berean Literal Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

New American Standard Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."

King James Bible
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jesus told him, "Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

International Standard Version
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

NET Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But Yeshua said to him, “Come after me and let the dead bury their dead.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But Jesus told him, "Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead."

New American Standard 1977
But Jesus said to him, “Follow Me; and allow the dead to bury their own dead.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.

King James 2000 Bible
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

American King James Version
But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

American Standard Version
But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But Jesus said to him: Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.

Darby Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

English Revised Version
But Jesus saith unto him, Follow me; and leave the dead to bury their own dead.

Webster's Bible Translation
But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

Weymouth New Testament
"Follow me," said Jesus, "and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

World English Bible
But Jesus said to him, "Follow me, and leave the dead to bury their own dead."

Young's Literal Translation
and Jesus said to him, 'Follow me, and suffer the dead to bury their own dead.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:18-22 One of the scribes was too hasty in promising; he proffers himself to be a close follower of Christ. He seems to be very resolute. Many resolutions for religion are produced by sudden conviction, and taken up without due consideration; these come to nothing. When this scribe offered to follow Christ, one would think he should have been encouraged; one scribe might do more credit and service than twelve fishermen; but Christ saw his heart, and answered to its thoughts, and therein teaches all how to come to Christ. His resolve seems to have been from a worldly, covetous principle; but Christ had not a place to lay his head on, and if he follows him, he must not expect to fare better than he fared. We have reason to think this scribe went away. Another was too slow. Delay in doing is as bad on the one hand, as hastiness in resolving is on the other. He asked leave to attend his father to his grave, and then he would be at Christ's service. This seemed reasonable, yet it was not right. He had not true zeal for the work. Burying the dead, especially a dead father, is a good work, but it is not thy work at this time. If Christ requires our service, affection even for the nearest and dearest relatives, and for things otherwise our duty, must give way. An unwilling mind never wants an excuse. Jesus said to him, Follow me; and, no doubt, power went with this word to him as to others; he did follow Christ, and cleaved to him. The scribe said, I will follow thee; to this man Christ said, Follow me; comparing them together, it shows that we are brought to Christ by the force of his call to us, Ro 9:16.
Study Bible
The Cost of Discipleship
21Another of His disciples requested, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” 22But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” 23When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:20
He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"

Matthew 8:21
Another of His disciples requested, "Lord, first let me go and bury my father."

Matthew 9:9
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax booth. "Follow Me," He told him, and Matthew got up and followed Him.

Mark 2:14
As He was walking along, He saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth. "Follow Me," He told him, and Levi got up and followed Him.

Luke 9:59
Then He said to another man, "Follow Me." "Lord," the man replied, "first let me go and bury my father."

Luke 9:60
But Jesus told him, "Let the dead bury their own dead. You, however, go and proclaim the kingdom of God."

Luke 15:24
For this son of mine was dead and is alive again! He was lost and is found!' So they began to celebrate.

John 1:43
The next day Jesus decided to set out for Galilee. Finding Philip, He told him, "Follow Me."

John 21:19
Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. After He had said this, He told him, "Follow Me."

John 21:22
Jesus answered, "If I want him to remain until I return, what is that to you? You follow Me!"
Treasury of Scripture

But Jesus said to him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.

follow.

Matthew 4:18-22 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon …

Matthew 9:9 And as Jesus passed forth from there, he saw a man, named Matthew, …

John 1:43 The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and finds Philip, …

and.

Luke 15:32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this your …

Ephesians 2:1,5 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…

Ephesians 5:14 Why he said, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ …

Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your …

1 Timothy 5:6 But she that lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

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